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Steven Tapiatic

Traditional & Contemporary:
Location: Chisasibi


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Short description of your art.

Maanuuhiikuu Originals, started in 2020 to keep busy when the pandemic started. It was always in the back of my head that I was interested in beading. I just never really had the time. Now I make the time to teach myself, most of my projects are learnt through trial and error, and youtube tutorials. I try not to copy any ones work hence the name originals.

Where did you learn your art?

Self-taught and YouTube, I surprise myself sometimes by looking at the stitch of someone else's work, I can most of the times figure it out. Trail and error.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I started beading because of my mental health, I needed something to distract me during the pandemic. I always admired the beaders work in my community, even the work of people who have already passed. My great grandmother was a beader, but I did not get a chance to see a lot of her beadwork.

Have you received any formal training?


What other art forms do you practice?

I love to draw and paint, but this is something I have not practiced in a while. I make my own stencils when I do my beadwork.

Have you ever received any awards or special recognition?


Do you sell your work? If so, how?

I've only had one sale. This was in November 2020, and made about $1000.00. It was my first time, did not know how to price my work. It was through facebook. I posted my pictures of my work and everything was sold out that night.

Has your art work ever been mentioned in any media?

None, other than on my personal instagram or facebook.

Please provide any information on your buyers.

I only did local.

Please provide any other information you would like to mention.

I currently have about $2000 worth of projects that I have finished, and I am working on more. I don't know when I will have my next sale.